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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Gem
Need help have a truck that the battery dies every few days. had a battery draw of 160mA then pull fuse 15 for the GEM and amps go down to nothing. from what i have read i was thinking the gem wasn't going into its sleep mode after 45 MIN. When i pulled the fu...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fogging VIN: 1FTYR14V83
Hello and thanks in advance. We have thrown the kitchen sink at this a/c problem and the outcome is always the same. Customer complaint is fogging from the vents when the a/c is on.. On initial test system was low about 3oz. Evac and recharge to proper freon l...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L poor power VIN: 1FTNX21P04
The truck has decreased power on acceleration and is putting white smoke out the exhaust on acceleration . There is a black/brown residue inside the coolant jug and was half a gallon low. The egr valve has been replaced by another shop. Have gotten feedback th...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L EGR Cooler VIN: 1FTNX20P94
In our shop we have this Ford Diesel which has oil intrusion in the cooling system. At first we replaced the EGR Cooler at the request of the customer. After replacement the vehicle was back within 3 days with the same condition returning. Going through the co...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX145X6
Here is what i have, the truck has to be hot, under a load, and pushing on the gas half throttle. Then letting off, you hear a rattle, as if the timing goes out, and a preignition rattle starts up, (sounds like it is a diesel).wrist pin rattle? about 10-15 sec...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FBNE31L56
Truck does not cool at idle too well. 65 degrees. Driving will bring the outlet temp as low as 38 degrees. High side pressure fluctuates wildly, which these compressors do. Tried everything we can think of. Anybody out there have a clue?
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L drive belt VIN: 1FMCU02Z67
hello all,drive belt vibrates and cherps just off idle only with ac on,belt tentioner seems in working order.belt is not new but in good condition,above 1000 rpm all is quiet.have not replaced anything yet.ac working well as far as cooling goes,thanks for any ...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Vct VIN: 1FTPX14578
Truck brought here,scan test for codes,several misfire codes along w/p0012 ans p0022,found converters both rattling,dropped exhaust and drove,ran fine,empty converters,road test o.k.,customer picked up and drove for about 20 min,same problem,road test with sca...
2009 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Ride VIN: 1ZVHT82H99
This customer commutes 25 miles a day to work, this 09 GT came with a very stiff suspension package. She would like a softer ride. Anyone have experience with this?
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28R74
The ride height is fine, always pumps back up from kneeling height. It passes the Pneumatic Test, Trim Height Test and Self Test. No continuous codes stored. When the truck drops to kneeling height, sometimes both front and rear drop level, sometimes the fron...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1MELM504XS
This one is driving us crazy. Car loses spark, runs terrible especially hot, stalls out. We have replaced the distributor, module, coolant sensor, coil. We also replaced the spark plugs because vehicle owner had installed wrong ones. Cleaned out mass air flow ... Trouble codes: 116 (ect out of range), 211 (profile ignition pickup circuit failure), 213 (spark output circuit open)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
I replaced the ball joints on the RH side since they had some slack and the problem is solved! There was a small amount of slack, but I guess it was enough to cause problems. I didnt drive the vehicle before the brake work started since it was very obvious tha...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP28115
thanks for all the help. this vehicle had a remote start the wire ran by the air cleaner and when i moved it the wire going through the firewall shorted against the metal wire was frayed almost all the way through. thanks again.
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Cooling VIN: 1FMZK02145
thanks to all that helped. i replaced the compressor and dryer. all pressures are where they should be and it is cooling vary well.
2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Torque Convertor VIN: 5LMFU28545
Hi and thanks for the help, we have sent this trans in for a rebuild. There is a pump upgrade and some other issues with the T/Q but the customer was also saying it would slip. So of it goes for a rebuild. Thanks again George
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